If you’re looking for the latest celebrity fad diet craze, here it is: the M-Plan Diet. According to countless fashion and gossip magazines, this is the diet that celebrities like Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne are using to lose weight in 14 days. And according to those same sources, the weight loss program helps you lose weight from your hips and thighs but not from your bust.
What is the M-Plan Diet?
If you like mushrooms, then this is the diet for you. According to several sources, dieters on the M-Plan replace one meal each day with a mushroom-based meal. Apparently, the diet works better if the mushrooms are raw. Dieters stay on the diet for 14 days and voila! they have slimmer thighs and tinier waistlines but still maintain their cleavage.
Who Developed the M-Plan Diet?
Whenever I review a diet, I always want to know who created it. In my experience, weight loss programs that are developed by registered dietitians or professionals with a strong nutritional background are most likely to work. So, who developed the M-Plan diet? Who knows!?
Not one article about the diet mentions a developer of the weight loss plan. There is no website or company that claims to own it. Much like the 3-Day Military Diet, the mushroom diet seems to be an internet phenomenon more than a legitimate weight loss program. This should make any dieter skeptical. If the M-Plan Diet had any merit then chances are good that someone would be taking credit for it and making tons of money.
Does the M-Plan Diet Work?
I don’t want to discredit the diet entirely because there is no legitimate name associated with it. So, I looked at the actual nutritional plan. Can mushrooms really help you lose weight? I went to well-known nutritional expert, Heidi Diller to get a credible answer. Diller is a registered dietitian nutritionist with years of experience helping clients stay healthy.
Diller explains why replacing a higher-calorie meal with lower-calorie mushrooms can make sense.
“It’s no wonder that mushrooms are now part of another diet craze. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals and have very few calories so they make the perfect diet food. In fact, using mushrooms as a meat substitute is a perfect way to lower the calories of any meal at only 44 calories per cup. Plus, mushrooms have proven to be just as satiating as meat.”
But she goes on to address the claim that mushrooms have the power to maintain your cleavage.
“The promise that mushrooms are magical in some sense and can whisk away fat from hips and thighs and not the breast area is nonsense. If that were the case, I’d have them in my cereal.”So there you have it, ladies. Don’t waste your time on the M-Plan Diet. There’s nothing wrong with replacing one meal each day with a healthy, veggie-based dish. That can be a great way to improve your nutrient intake and reduce your daily calories. But mushrooms have no magical power to rescue your bust line, whittle your waist or make you look like Katy Perry. Sorry.